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Publication type: Conference paper
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Drones : application and business models in Swiss hospitals
Authors: Krey, Mike
DOI: 10.21256/zhaw-3790
Proceedings: Proceedings of the 51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Pages: 3081
Pages to: 3089
Conference details: 51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Waikoloa Village HI, USA, 3-6 January 2018
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
ISBN: 978-0-9981331-1-9
Language: English
Subject (DDC): 362: Health and social services
620: Engineering
Abstract: While developed and initially used by militaries, the technology of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), commonly known as “drones”, have al-ready proven the potential to disrupt several industries ranging from gaming and sports to police and defense, as well as arts and entertainment, logistics, search and rescue. The paper at hand aims at outlining the potential and possible fields of application using drone technology inside the Swiss hospital environment. The research problem is analyzed from two main perspectives: (1) the hospital environment with its domain-specific conditions, particularities, and constraints, and (2) the field of drones, including its range of best practices, regulations, standards, and available technology. As part of a survey, face-to-face interviews with CIOs and IT executives of four Swiss hospitals were con-ducted on the status quo of drone technology in the Swiss hospital environment providing valuable insights about the current situation and the possible fields of application. Exploring the reasons for the skeptical attitude towards drone technology in hospitals, the study revealed that different priorities, lack of motivation, and budget constraints were mentioned as the three major obstacles to improving the situation.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): CC BY-NC-ND 4.0: Attribution - Non commercial - No derivatives 4.0 International
Departement: School of Management and Law
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